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Wayland Student Press

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Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

WSPNs Bella Schreiber discusses double standards surrounding Brittney Griners imprisonment in Russia.

Opinion: Brittney Griner sheds light on the double standard within sports

Bella Schreiber June 15, 2022

On Feb. 17, 2022, WNBA player Brittney Griner was detained in Russia and will stay there until at least June 18, 2022. It took me almost four months, nearly up to her potential release date, before I was...

The girls lacrosse players cheer on their teammates from the sidelines during the game. This season, many WHS sport teams have experienced success in the early stages of playoff season and are moving forward into the next rounds of the MIAA tournament.

WHS Playoff Preview

Delia Caulfield June 10, 2022

With the 2022 regular spring sports season coming to a close, it brings a fiercer competition, known as the MIAA state tournament. Currently, many Wayland High School teams are experiencing success while...

Wayland and Westford Academy collectively participated in race workshops during the week of May 11 due to a racist incident at a girls basketball game back in January. “We did not have a goal of solving the issue, but we hope some students will realize that taunting at games is not acceptable,” Athletic Director Heath Rollins said.

Wayland-Westford race workshops: Taking the next steps

Bella Schreiber and Tina Su June 9, 2022

On Friday, Jan. 28, the Wayland girls basketball team made its way to Westford Academy in anticipation of a tough game ahead. Upon arrival, many players were shocked to find the amount of Westford students...

The girls varsity four boat rows at regionals and qualifies for nationals. The Wayland-Weston crew team will be sending three boats to the 2022 Youth National Championships, which will be held in Sarasota, Florida from June 9 to June 12. I think it will be really fun to spend time with my teammates in Florida, and also get a tan, but I think that the racing part of it will be really exciting since there are so many clubs and teams competing there, junior Sophia Xie said.

Wayland-Weston crew team rows to nationals

Sasha Libenzon June 8, 2022

The Wayland-Weston crew team is sending three boats to the 2022 Youth National Championships, which will be held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida from June 9 to June 12. A four boat from the...

Senior David Arenas spikes a volleyball in a match against Newton South on April 29. On the teams senior night game on May 18 against Boston Latin, the team ended victorious, winning the match 3-0.

Game Recap: Boys volleyball blocks Boston Latin on Senior Night

Garrett Spooner May 27, 2022

Following a successful first half of the season, the Wayland boys volleyball team has set its focus on the postseason. With every remaining regular season match affecting playoff seeding, every opportunity...

WSPNs Brenden ORourke discusses the NBA Conference finals and his predictions for the rest of the series.

Warrior Weekly: NBA Conference Finals

Brendan O'Rourke May 20, 2022

As the calendar starts to shift closer to summer and the weather heats up, the NBA playoffs are reaching an endpoint. So far we have seen many great games and series, but we are now down to four teams....

Sophomore Elena Mente prepares before pole vaulting for the Wayland high school track team. My favorite thing to do is pole vault, Mente said. I love getting to meet all new people from it.

Athlete of the Month: Elena Mente

Bella Schreiber May 18, 2022

Sophomore Elena Mente soars through the air, leaping eight feet to land in 11th place at the Twilight meet. Mente was one of two people from Wayland who successfully qualified for Twilights and the only...

WSPNs Deirdre Brown discusses mental health help for Student Athletes.

Morgan’s Message: Student-athletes have feelings too

Deirdre Brown May 18, 2022

Katie Meyer, Robert Martin, Lauren Bernett and Morgan Rodgers. All names with a similar story that ends in heartbreak. For these four athletes and countless others with the same tragic tale, one thing...

WSPNs Brenden ORourke discusses the NBA Conference finals and his predictions for the rest of the series.

Warrior Weekly: Downfall of the Red Sox

Tess Alongi and Lucy Grasso May 12, 2022

Sitting at 10-19, the Boston Red Sox enter the second week of May in last place in the American League East. With their sixth consecutive series loss, the Red Sox have won just three series so far this...

Senior captain Ryan MacDonald strategically moves past his opponent and tries to get closer to the goal. The team has been consistently standing up for each other, and weve done an outstanding job of really becoming a team and doing whatever it takes for the team to succeed.

Boys lacrosse falls to Concord-Carlisle

Sasha Libenzon May 10, 2022

Wayland boys varsity lacrosse put up a tough fight against Concord-Carlisle (CC), but ultimately lost with a score of 5-8 on May 3. CC came into the season with the reigning MIAA division two state champion...

Lisa McNamara runs down the sideline as she coaches her player with the ball. Although McNamara is the new girls varsity soccer coach, she coached last season for the girls JV team. “I expect 100% effort on the field, working hard, respecting the game, coaches and administration,” McNamara said.

Newest additions to the WHS athletic staff

Abby Raftery April 29, 2022

As spring sports ramp up, the Wayland High School athletic department welcomes new coaches Erin Kish and Lisa McNamara. Kish will be coaching girls junior varsity lacrosse, and McNamara will not start...

Senior Quinn Gleason (front) rows in a double boat. Gleason rows for the Wayland-Weston crew team, and has committed to row for Bates College in the Class of 2026.  I’m always trying to improve and get faster, Gleason said. Now that I’m going to Bates College I want to make sure that when I get there the next fall that I’m in shape and ready to go.

Athlete of the Month: Quinn Gleason

Sasha Libenzon April 27, 2022

At the Head Of The Charles Regatta, eight rowers in orange and maroon suits glide down the river. Sitting in the stroke seat of the boat is senior Quinn Gleason. She focuses closely on her oar as it moves...

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